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New York Lawmakers Protect Pay Raises With Taxpayer-Funded Attorneys

While a potential pay raise for members of Congress seems to have been tabled for now, an equally atrocious attempt to abuse taxpayer funds is occuring in the Empire State.  

CAGW Staff June 21, 2019
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Digital Video Piracy Isn't Fun and Games

Technology is continually changing, and nowhere is that more apparent than in the video piracy space.  In 2014, CAGW President Tom Schatz and I co-authored a report entitled, Intellectual Property:  Making It Personal, where we dis

Deborah Collier June 21, 2019
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Ways & Means Hearing Highlights the Battle Over Medicare For All

On Wednesday, June 12, 2019, the House Ways and Means Committee held a hearing with the intent to give Republicans and Democrats the chance to discuss other proposals to expand universal health care.  Generally universal coverage means government-...

CAGW Staff June 20, 2019
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Congress Drives the "Megabus" Off the Tracks

Even with the national debt at more than $22 trillion and trillion-dollar annual deficits beginning in fiscal year (FY) 2022, Congress continues full-speed ahead towards another fiscal disaster.  This week’s poor spending decision comes from H.R....

CAGW Staff June 20, 2019
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California's Budget Projects a $22 Billion Surplus, Yet Wants Billions More in New Taxes

After 32 consecutive victories on the TV game show “Jeopardy,” James Holzhauer, a professional sports gambler from Las Vegas, Nevada, saw his incredible winning streak come to an end.  Finishing with $2,462,216 in total prize money, James

Peter Klensch June 20, 2019
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State AGs Are Wrong on T-Mobile/Sprint Merger

On June 11, 2019, 10 state attorneys general (AGs), in California, Colorado, Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, New York, Virginia and Wisconsin filed a lawsuit opposing the T

Deborah Collier June 20, 2019
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Creating a New Environmental Crisis

It has been said that one should never let a serious crisis go to waste.  It could just as easily be said, “if there is no crisis, make one up to try to compel action and raise money.”

Elizabeth Wright June 19, 2019
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Senate HELP Committee Hearing on The Lower Health Care Costs Act of 2019

The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee will hold a hearing tomorrow on its draft legislation, “The Lower Health Care Costs Act of 2019.”  It is an effort to get something done where there i

Elizabeth Wright June 17, 2019
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More Good News on the Healthcare Front

Today, the Trump administration released a final rule on Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs). 

Elizabeth Wright June 14, 2019
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Interior Reforms Contain the Unnecessary Expansion of Federal Lands

Under the Trump administration, the Department of the Interior (DOI) continues to purge itself of chronic waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement.

CAGW Staff June 12, 2019
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U.S. Must Guard Against Trade War Escalation Using Rare Earth Elements

As the U.S.-China trade war escalates, rare earth elements have become a focal point of economic tension.  Described as an “ace in Beijing's hand", China produces 81 percent of the world’s rare earth elements, with the U.S.

CAGW Staff June 12, 2019
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A Free Internet One Year Later

One year ago, net neutrality proponents were demanding action, protesting in the streets, and threatening public officials and their families because the internet was going to die when the Restoring Internet Free

Deborah Collier June 11, 2019

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